Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods

If you don’t have the time to make violet jelly, but really want that lovely, sweet flavor of violets try this simple recipe for violet gelatin.  Using nourishing, healthy bone gelatin and fresh violets from the spring garden, you can throw together this flower food snack for after school or anytime.  Plus, we have a wonderful round-up of other edible flowers and different ways to prepare them.  Violet Gelatin l Forage for violets and make this herbal flower snack l Plus many other flower recipes l Homestead Lady (.com)

Violet Gelatin

This is not the bright purple, boxed gelatin of your youth.  Violet gelatin is, however, a gorgeous purple-pink color, being made entirely from the violets popping up all over your garden and forests in early spring.

For more flower food recipes and ideas, scroll down.

Violet Gelatin
This is not the bright purple, boxed gelatin of your youth.  Violet gelatin is, however, a gorgeous purple-pink color, being made entirely from the violets popping up all over your garden and forests in early spring.
Serving Suggestion: 4
Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Violet Flower Tea* OR 1 Cup Violet Tea Plus One Cup Organic Apple Juice
  • 2 TBLS Organic Beef Gelatin flavorless
  • Raw Honey to taste
Instructions
To Make Violet Tea
  1. To make a simple violet tea, gather 2-4 cups worth of violet flowers and pinch off the green backs. Bring 2-3 cups of water to a boil and pour over the violets in a heat safe container. Cover and let steep for 2-6 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor (and the more beneficial for your health), so just taste test every so often. When its done, strain out the flowers and measure the tea for this recipe. Drink whatever is left over.

Directions
  1. Put the tea Or the tea/juice combination into a saucepan.
  2. Add gelatin and let bloom*; stir in to combine.
  3. Bring to a simmer on medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes – don’t let it go too long or will get clumpy.
  5. Add honey and test sweetness until it makes you happy.
  6. Place into gelatin mold, ice cube tray, glass baking dish, whatever!
  7. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours OR for better results, leave in fridge overnight.

Recipe Notes

*If you’re living off grid and/or without a fridge, get creative with the cooling. It will gel a bit left on its own regardless, but in the warmer months it wont ever really set up without a good temperature lowering.

Flower Foods

If you read our Dandelion gelatin post (click here to read it), then you know how fond we are of foods made from flowers.

We also love forsythia jelly!

Forsythia Dandelion Jelly with Real Vanilla l Edible Flowers l Homestead Lady.com

Turns out we aren’t the only ones who find delectable things to do with flowers in the kitchen.  Violet Gelatin l Other Edible Flowers l Homestead Lady (.com)

Here’s a collection of indispensable flower recipes:

Flower Recipes for the Home and Body

Calendula Cream

14 Favorites Recipes and Remedies with Calendula

Blue Chamomile Face Cream

Elderflower Eye Cream

Lavender Spring Cleaning

Violet Lotion

Wildflower Herbal Throat Spray

Wildflower Infused Oils

To learn more about herbal flowers and how to use them, we suggest the courses at the Herbal Academy.  They’re all online, very thorough and extremely well done.  To learn more, just click below. 

Enroll now in the Herbal Academy Introductory Course!

Flower Recipes for the Kitchen

Anise Hyssop Whoopie Pies

Dandelion Cookies

Dandelion Candy

Dandelion Milkshake

Lavender Infused Sugar

Lilac Cornmeal Cookies

Lilac Jelly

3 Nasturtium Recipes

Rose Fruit Salad

Rose Honey

Rose Hip Tea

Rose Ice Cream

Violet Honey

Sugared Violets

Wildflower Fruit Salad

Wildflower Jelly

Wildflower Kefir Soda

Wildflower Teas for Spring

Wildflower Vanilla Butter

Flower Recipes for Fun

Dyes from the Garden

Play Dough Colored with Hibiscus

Lavender Blossom Salt Paintings

Rosebud Barrettes

Rose and Salt Fingerprints for Mother’s Day

Violet Pounded Cards


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6 thoughts on “Violet Gelatin and Other Flower Foods

    1. Oh my goodness, Nicole – thank you! I really need to stop finishing off posts late at night. I have it in the recipe now (duh), but it’s two tablespoons, FYI. Let me know how it turns out for you!

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